- Chipak Chahar took three wickets
- Chahar became player of the match in the first match against Zimbabwe
- India beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in 1st ODI
Deepak Chahar: Team India defeated Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in the first ODI of the series. In this match, India had a small target of 190 runs to win, which was easily achieved by Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill. Both played unbeaten half-centuries. But Deepak Chahar was awarded the Player of the Match title. Chahar, along with his fellow bowlers, had laid the foundation of victory in the first innings itself.
Captain KL Rahul happy with bowlers performance
This is the reason why Indian captain KL Rahul looked very impressed with his bowling unit after the match. He said in the post match presentation, “Getting the wicket was very important. There was also swing and seam movement. But it was good to see the bowlers bowling disciplined by putting the ball in the right places.
Fantastic comeback after Chahar’s injury
Chahar, who was returning from injury after almost seven months, wiped out the top order of the hosts in this match. He sent both the Zimbabwe openers to the pavilion till the score of 26. At the same time, on the score of 31, Chahar also made the third batsman walk. On the strength of these three wickets, he completely pushed the hosts on the backfoot, so he was considered the most important player of the match. Fast bowler Chahar took three wickets for 27 runs. Talking about starting his spell, he said, “When you are playing an international match after six and a half months, you are always nervous. Before coming here, I played four-five practice matches. But you want to do well playing for the country.
The bowlers laid the foundation of victory
Apart from them, fast bowlers famous Krishna and Axar Patel also took three wickets each. Famous attacked Zimbabwe’s middle order, including the wicket of Sikandar Raza, who scored two centuries in the recent series against Bangladesh. At the same time, Patel walked on Regis Chakabwa, who was batting in a dangerous manner.